Lot 228: Folding map of West with railroads 1876

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Lot 228: Author: Watson, Gaylord Title: Watson's New County and Railroad Map of the Pacific States Place Published: New York Publisher: Published by G. Watson Date Published: 1876 Description: Lithographed map, hand-colored. Engraved by Louis E. Neuman. With view of the State Capitol building in Sacramento (uncolored) at lower left. 97x65.5 cm (38 ?x25?"), folding into cloth covers lettered in gilt 15.5x10.5 cm (6 ?x4 ?"). Large map of western states and territories, including California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, most of Utah and Arizona, partials of Montana and Wyoming. Rail lines are shown, both proposed and finished, and there is good topographic detail. A marvelous snapshot of the rapidly developing west a decade after the end of the Civil War. Provenance: Maggs, 11/81. Gilt on coves dull; some wear and splitting at folds with slight loss in a few places; very good. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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